the lady vanishes (2013 ending)
All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and Finding Wonderland (RissiWrites.com). Shown from left to right: Tuppence Middleton as Iris Carr and Tom Hughes as Max The new version airs Sunday on PBS' "Masterpiece.". There is some odd moments and a question that wavers between sanity and insanity. Yes, I really liked her by the end, too! If you liked another adaptation of this, Kristin, you'd most likely enjoy this one. The adaptation by Fiona Seres is adequate but feels absurdly rushed at the end, which only undermines the film's already shaky credibility. I love stories set in the 1930s, too! SOLARIS E-mail: dwiegand@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @WaitWhat_TV. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Contemporary Movie Reviews and Weekly Top 5s. If you like mysteries, it's quite good, Ella. News. Super glad you stopped by – I was just realizing I needed to catch up on your blog. A BBC broadcast of an abridged version aired on BBC Radio, and in 2013 the BBC filmed a TV adaptation. No other rights are granted. He took on the job of television critic in 2010, writing regular TV reviews and columns not only for The Chronicle but for other papers in the Hearst chain. (C) Phil Fisk/BBC for MASTERPIECE Glad to meet another fan of this one – it really was a fun film and as you say, refreshing to meet a heroine who wasn't perfect. I saw it once, many, many years ago, and remember almost nothing about it. Contrary to my preferences, I actually thought the ending, All text (unless noted) © RissiWrites.com / Rissi JC 2011-2020 |, (This post does contain affiliate links, which means – at no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through a link. Iris barely manages to make the train in time, which also transports many hotel guests. The Lady Vanishes The best breathable face masks for playing sports and... How 'Emily in Paris' gets cast iron skillets wrong. . :), […] FILM REVIEW | The Lady Vanishes (2013) […], Website (Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.). Anyone who isn’t fond of an ambiguous end should probably skip over this. :), I think I'm going to put this on my "to-watch" list :). THE BIG CITY With so many pros to its name, there isn’t more to say about this. (This post does contain affiliate links, which means – at no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through a link. It takes place on a train where a lady vanishes (go figure). Taking it easy during April until I can start up David Lynch/Twin Peaks month in May! Handcrafted with love by Georgia Lou Studios. Now I'm a bike person. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. (CONTENT: the film rates a PG. Read the disclosure page for details.) Bored by her friends and the stuffy, disapproving guests at the hotel where she's been staying, Iris decides to take the train back to London but faints from sunstroke just before the train is to depart. Join the conversation - and bookish fun. I love Poirot and Hitchcock and this era as well. Sounds great! Oh, fun! :), …and I agree; there IS something special about 30's era films (especially the "modern" ones), I don't know what, but there's definitely a pull to them. :), Usually I would detest this type of ending, Tressa… but I don't know, it sat just great with me this time around. Iris takes some time to warm up to though her spunk is infectious, and of course, eventually when the mystery gets rolling, Hitchcock-esque style is fabulous. There’s a dash of romance which serves to lighten the mood of a script that does get a bit dreary on occasion, wondering into just a smidgen of the macabre. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you. I love the 1930s too! The Lady Vanishes… She not only physically fits the era (her personality and looks suit the time period perfectly), but how she plays the character is a study in brilliance. writer. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. But whatever prompted the BBC to remake "The Lady Vanishes," the result is entertaining without either dethroning Hitchcock's 1938 film or embarrassing itself. Either way, the movie is still quite smashing – the historical detail is such fun. I'm going to have to either rent this or purchase a copy. Don’t miss the tune with a special meaning that is heard through the film, beginning with a serenader and finishing with the piano. ROME, OPEN CITY a girl can dream, right? Thanks for spreading the word on this one. Netflix's most popular show is a whole new type of... Opinion: I have reached the age where I'm no longer... Halloween is canceled, but it won't stop SF from... Staff reflects on the closing of historic SF strip club. ( CONTENT: the film rates a PG . The other passengers include the married Sir Peveril (Julian Rhind-Tutt, "The Hour"); his mistress (Keeley Hawes, "Upstairs Downstairs"); the elderly Rev. Hitchcock did it better, of course, but at least the filmmakers knew better than to transfer the story to, say, the antiromantic sterility of a contemporary European TGV. Huh, I may need to give it a try. :), Very nice review, Rissi! Absolutely! BRAVEHEART, "How 'bout you go to the movies with me tonight? Hope if you ever give it a try, you like it. Although I've discovered I like movies actually filmed in the 30s best. Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff. Must watch! My husband and I saw this a few months ago on PBS, but we didn't know anyone else who had seen it. A young socialite suspects foul play when a woman inexplicably disappears from a train, in a stylish and suspenseful new adaptation of the classic thriller The Lady Vanishes. Interesting film! :), You probably saw an older version of this, Carissa? The 2013 version of the Lady Vanishes is greatly inferior to the Hitchcock version. To round out the good, the costumes are stylish and pretty as is the countryside scenes, which bookends the story considering the entire film is confined to a train. Her compassion towards a stranger and her persistence in assuring the woman's well-being go a long way in my book. I hadn't heard of this, though I usually pride myself on -at least knowing about- everything period the British make. Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS L'ATALANTE Their latest stop is a quint hotel where the group meets a host of fellow guests. The more productions I watch set in the 1930 era, the more I love this era. ;). Reviewing all Oscar nominees (not just the winners) in one year. Shown from left to right: Selina Cadell as Miss Froy and Tuppence Middleton as Iris Carr. A review (for this "spooky", What new original are you most excited to see on @, Did you catch this #Netflix adaptation? Or perhaps it's just the story you don't care for. Confused over fellow passengers claim there is no such person, Iris catches the attention of a young university student, Max (Tom Hughes) and his professor (Alex Jennings) who try to help sort out Iris’ hysterical claims. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. David Wiegand is an assistant managing editor and TV critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. After an unpleasant confrontation, Iris decides it’s best to leave her ner-do-well friends. BBC Home Entertainment has recently released The Lady Vanishes, an update of the classic 1938 film by Alfred Hitchcock.. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. You have to be either foolhardy or very brave to attempt a new version of a novel that served as the basis for a classic Alfred Hitchcock film. Please try again later. there is an extra-marital affair rumor and perhaps a minor innuendo, a woman accuses a girl of flirting/sleeping with her husband. She recovers just in time to board the train, where she inexplicably finds many of the other guests from the hotel she's just left. 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Link Lattes Feel-Good & Biscotti Issues Avi Abrams M. Christian ... DRB Music DRB Artwork Send us your topic ideas, suggestions, etc. Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Oh my gosh *running to tell my sisters*. It’s gutsy in surprising ways, has a fabulous climax wind-up, and as previously gushed over, the cast is phenomenal. I saw the trailer to this a month or so ago and I was intrigued. ZORBA THE GREEK I’m not sure if the change came about because “bonnet” costume drama was so dominant and this is a new world to discover or if I like the sass that seems to accompany this era, either way, fans of this age or classy mystery will want to see the latest BBC masterpiece, The Lady Vanishes, which is now finally on DVD in the states. THE LAST LAUGH John Huston. ( Log Out /  Discussions from the world of film and TV. 200-pound rolling Trump protest sculpture appears at... 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Kid, the next time I say, "Let's go someplace like Bolivia," let's GO someplace like Bolivia. This inspires her to re-join her party a day prior to departure. AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD The Lady Vanishes … This feature is not available right now. One of his lesser-known films, of which there are many. New documentary shows rise and fall of Bay Area... 'Something we can't afford to lose': Oakland movie... PartyLine: SF service created a political chat hotline.

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